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Species Information

Begonia sonderiana Irmsch.
(name current 2016)
(Begonia caffra)
(Begonia sonderiana var. sonderiana)


Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Begonia caffra - Rather robust, often with stout straight stem. Leaf-stalk up to 15 cm long; blade up to 12 cm long, very unequal-sided, often broader than long, with several broadly triangular tapering lobes, toothing mostly blunt and irregular. Flowers pink, c 1 cm wide, numerous in terminal branching inflorescence. Fruits c 2 cm wide, wings about equal.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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